Welcome to our blog.

This is our new Mother-Son blog. I am Donna, (Mom), and Lucas is my 13 year old 7th grader. We both love to read and decided to create this blog to write about the books we enjoy. Lucas is very interested in science cannot wait to share his insights about the books he's reading and 7th grade.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

about the book

Meet Edgar and Allan Poe -- twelve-year-old identical twins, the great-great-great-great-grandnephews of Edgar Allan Poe. They look and act so much alike that they're almost one mischievous, prank-playing boy in two bodies. When their beloved black cat, Roderick Usher, is kidnapped and transported to the Midwest, Edgar and Allan convince their guardians that it's time for a road trip. Along the way, mayhem and mystery ensue, as well as deeper questions: What is the boys' telepathic connection? Is Edgar Allan Poe himself reaching out to them from the Great Beyond? And why has a mad scientist been spying on the Poe family for years?

With a mix of literary humor, mystery, and a little quantum physics, this series opener is a perfect choice for smart, funny tweens who love the Time Warp Trio, Roald Dahl, and Lemony Snicket.

our thoughts
What a fun and quirky story.  I love books that hold my attention from beginning to end.  This was such a book.  The characters are amazing!  I loved the cat!!! If you read this book, you'll understand what I'm saying.  The cat is a major player (even pictured on the cover).   Acts like a real person (well, most cats do, but this one is special).

Illustrations are fantastic, they tell a story themselves.

The publishers blurb calls this book a mixture of Lemony Snicket and Roald Dahl.  I must agree.    

If you like middle grade stories (and who doesn't), you'll love this book.

we give this book 4 ice cream cones

1 comment:

  1. I love Roald Dahl- so I am curious about this one since the style is similar. I also love the cover- it is very appealing. What a great review!

    Thanks for sharing!